Salary for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

Also known as:  Accounts Receivable Assistant, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Auditing Clerk, Bookkeeper, Fixed Capital Clerk, Foreign Exchange Position Clerk, Mortgage Accounting Clerk

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Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks prepare financial records for different companies. They record these financial transactions as well as update them and check financial records for accuracy. Clerks can work in a number of different environments, from bookkeeping firms to tax preparation firms and many others. Basic Math and computer skills are needed to work in this position, though no prior training is required. It is also necessary to have a high school diploma. The ability to operate different computer software programs, including spreadsheets and bookkeeping software is necessary.

A Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk gets an average pay level in a range of 24000 and 36000 based on seniority. Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks usually receive wages of Thirty Five Thousand Two Hundred dollars each year.

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks are compensated the highest in the District of Columbia, which has average compensation of about $47100. Employees with these jobs have the highest pay levels in Information, where they can get average job salaries of $38220.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.80 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $38,220
Information $37,650
Public Administration $37,560
Construction $37,010
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $36,960
Manufacturing $36,750
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $30,520
Retail Trade $30,870
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $31,610
Other Services (except Public Administration) $33,000
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $33,190
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $34,450
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